Episode 6: Have you Forgotten? Total Recall!
In Episode 6 of They Warned Us! we are talking about the 1990 film Total Recall. In its early reception it pushed the envelope on special effects and CGI. However, what about the values it was trying to portray throughout the film? Did it break ground in accordance to the POC perspective? Come and listen to our podcast as we discuss this and more.
Plot: Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a bored construction worker in the year 2084 who dreams of visiting the colonized Mars. He visits “Rekall,” a company that plants false memories into people's brains, in order to experience the thrill of Mars without having to travel there. But something goes wrong during the procedure; Quaid discovers that his entire life is actually a false memory and that the people who implanted it in his head now want him dead.
In our podcast we discuss: – Importance of Adventure (Following Alfred North Whitehead's work in his Adventure of Ideas) – Corporate Control over Knowledge and Bodies (Foucault) – Nature of Reality – Sexual Politics – Redemptive Violence – Anti-Pedagogy: We Don't Pay you to Think! – Redemptive Violence
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